Boost to rural students’ employment prospects

Young people in Perthshire will benefit from a boost to their employment prospects with a special scholarship opportunity as part of Perth College UHI’s commitment to rural students. The partnership between the college and Heartland Community Wind, a community wind project, will result in Heartland setting aside funds for five scholarships for Perth College UHI students who live in the Aberfeldy and Kenmore area.

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Left to Right –Margaret Munckton Perth College UHI Principal and Chief Executive; Mark Jennison (Director of RM Energy and board member of the society)

Margaret Munckton, Perth College UHI Principal and Chief Executive said: “We welcomed 40 students in 2014-15 from this area of Highland Perthshire as part of our commitment to attract and cater for the education requirements of our surrounding rural areas. This scholarship, based on merit and across subject areas, will be used to assist five young people with £1,000 towards their further and higher education studying costs.  We’re delighted to give our students this great opportunity to advance their career, as well as being part of this exciting community project.”

The partnership is part of a renewable energy scheme aimed at generating profit for the Aberfeldy and Kenmore communities and has already seen £1 million of funds raised to construct a wind turbine, with Perth-based RM Energy in charge of construction. More information on the scholarships. To see information on the community wind project, visit